Pastor Scott Morris recently sent a letter updating everyone on the status of the house building project and he asked me to post it here for you all to read. The letter included pictures from the first week of construction but I could not get them to format here as they were in the letter. I will try to post them in a moment and then post the letter below.
He mentions in the letter that the block should be nearing completion. That should have been done about one week ago. Unfortunately the block layers were delayed and then the weather delayed them even further. They are hoping to begin today and finish quickly.
It will be tight but we still hope to have the slab poured as quick as possible and the framing started on May 23rd. Pray for us if you think of it. We know God is able to guide and help.
If you would like to help with the framing process that week, you can contact me by phone, text or email. We have heard from others that can come and work a day or two at other times and we appreciate that very much.
OK, here are the pictures. The letter from Bro. Scott Morris is below. Thank you for taking time to read it.
In the words of the Psalmist, “Praise the LORD; for the LORD is good.” I wanted to take this opportunity to update you on the project to build a home for Odie to live in. God has blessed and we are on schedule! The blueprints are approved, permits are issued and the foundation crew began Monday, April 17. As of Wednesday, April 19 the footers are poured and ready for the block layers to begin. Hopefully by the time you receive this letter they will have started and the foundation will be close to completion. Praise the LORD; for the LORD is good!
There is no way to express our gratitude to God for all that He has done thus far. We have faced what looked like dead end obstacles, but God has moved and provided each time. From the encouragement of the township, to the approval of a septic system, to the favor we have found at the county level, we have seen the hand of God at work and we are thankful.
We are also very thankful to all who have given willingly and sacrificially. We have had a steady flow of support coming in and we appreciate every dollar. I personally would like to say thank you for all who are on board and sharing the expense of this project. This was a burden that God laid upon my heart and the response has been overwhelming. From a church in Africa giving the first offering, to individuals, families and churches all across the country, God has begun to provide.
God’s people have given a little over one third of what we are expecting the project to cost and we are believing for the rest to come in. Let us not forget what we stated in the first letter, “With men this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.” Thank you to those who have given and those who are yet to give. We know that God is going to provide the means to complete this home.
Where do we go from here?
Once the block is completed, the HVAC, plumbing and electric prep will begin and the slab will be poured.
The next step will be to begin the framing. Our plans are to have a crew on the ground the week of May 22. We would like to begin that Tuesday morning and would love to be able to completely frame the house and get it in the dry that week. If you or someone in your church who has building experience would like to be a part of this please contact Bro. Davy.
Many have talked of wanting to use their God given talents in helping with this project. If you specialize in any area of home building and would like to be a part, please let us know so that we can see if your skill set matches the need at the time
From The Boggs Family and myself, again we say God Bless you and thank you for all you have done thus far.
Bro. Davy has set up a special Boggs Family Ministries account solely for this building project. Checks should be made out to Boggs Family Ministries and marked for house. Boggs Family Ministries is a 501c3 and you will receive a donation receipt. Donations should be sent to
Boggs Family Ministries,
P.O. Box 28,
Waynesville, OH 45068